Self Healing Research: Good Sam I Am


Distant Healing Research

A Review.
The number of studies involving the use of attention and positive intention such as well-wishing and prayer at a distance (nonlocal) are growing. To read an interesting summary of what this is all about click on Review (above). To read some of the best studies on the subject click on the specific studies below.

We offer an extensive
reference section on distant healing research and we summarize a few of these studies below.

a. A Randomized Double-Blind Study of the Effect of Distant Healing in a Population with Advanced AIDS. Sicher, F., Targ, E., Moore, D., & Smith, H.S. Western Journal of Medicine. 169: 356-363, 1998.
b. Positive Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer in a Coronary Care Unit Population. Byrd, R.C. Southern Medical Journal. 81: 826-829, 1988.
c. A Pilot Study Examining the Effect of Distant Healing on Diabetes Type II patients. Binder, M, Ebneter, M., Saller, R., & Walach, H. Paper presented at 42nd Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, August 1999.
d. An Experimental Study of the Effects of Distant, Intercessory Prayer on Self-Esteem, Anxiety, and Depression. O'Laoire, S. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 3(6), 38-53, 1997.
DMILS: Direct Mental Influence on Living Systems. The following are studies that show that one person can influence the physiological measures of a distant person. If distant healing is possible, these studies form the basic science of how such influence may be occurring. Below are a few examples of such laboratory research.
e. Subtle Realms of Healing, Schlitz, M., & Lewis, N. IONS Review #55.
f. The Efficacy of "Distant Healing": A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials, Astin, J.,, Harkness, E., and Ernst, E. Annals of Internal Medicine, 6 June 2000.132:903-910.
g. Remote Mental Influence of Human Electrodermal Activity: A Preliminary Replication. Radin, D.I., Taylor, R.K., & Braud, W.G. European Journal of Parapsychology, 11, 19-34, 1995.
h. Exploring the Limits of Direct Mental Influence: Two Studies Comparing 'Blocking' and 'Co-operating' Strategies. Watt, C., Ravenscroft, J. & McDermott, Z. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 1999, (13)3, 515-535.
i. Distant mental influence of rate of hemolysis. Braud WG. In: Henkel L.A. & Berger, R.E., eds. Research in Parapsychology 1988. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow; 1989.



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